2022-11-26:

2022-11-26: When it came my time to work the sheet I yanked the boom to the other side. I had to change the …

2022-11-25:

2022-11-25: It was a ritual by now, how we took turns working the sail. Then Davies instructed us how we were …

2022-11-24:

2022-11-24: Four miles away. If I was to retain my sanity I could not look down. So I looked at Fane, notable …

2022-11-23: “Grond, they called it.” (2009)

2022-11-23: The sail approached. Like I said before. Like you needed an update. But for one glorious moment in …

2022-11-22: The edge of the sail grazed my cheek; the cold and the wind made it a knife. All four of us wrestled …

2022-11-21: Ice glazed the railing. The wind was brittle. My God, why the roof? Ainsforth and Fane looked …

2022-11-20: The “Farewell”

2022-11-20: I’ve been to the Grand Canyon. That titanic space is something felt in your chest more than …

2022-11-19: Westminster Hall, Baltimore, 2009

2022-11-19: “Where are you going?” Up the clanging stairs, a spin of the wheel, the whoosh of air, …

2022-11-18: Inflatable SLS. (National Mall, Apollo 50th, July 20, 2019.)

2022-11-18: Unfazed, Davies moved past me with a smile. “Don’t you tire of all this?” I asked. …

2022-11-17: Time Travelers. (Westminster Hall, Baltimore, 2009. Edgar Allan Poe funeral re-enactment.)

2022-11-17: All this sailcloth came out of a barrel stamped with that company name: Neverland. I was going to …

2022-11-16: I was furious. “The pipegyros. The steamcurloes. The semiirons. Lighting the beacon in the …

2022-11-16: Let’s go, Artemis. (July 20, 2019, National Air and Space Museum, Apollo 50th celebration. …

2022-11-15: A spiral staircase leads to the main storage bin. That is where I found him, among verdigrised …

2022-11-14: Was the Cheshire Cat Schrödinger’s cat before Schrödinger had a cat?

2022-11-14: Westminster Hall, Baltimore, 2009

2022-11-14: Davies knew. Davies knew. I stormed through to look for him. Through some impossible how the Signal …

2022-11-13: My eyes had to adjust, but not from light. The concrete 30 feet below was shadowed in blue. Cola …

2022-11-12: Westminster Hall, Baltimore, 2009

2022-11-12: “Down the hatch.” The wind blew me to one side. Dizziness took me. The world shot …

2022-11-11: “You just have to fake it until you bake it.” — “The Great British Baking …

2022-11-11: I must have made quite the display. I had Ainsforth tie the rope around me before going down the …

2022-11-10: The Signal Station is built like a submarine. There are pipes, circular doors, and wheels for …

2022-11-09: I was the only one who wasn’t certain. So they all stared at me as if to say, “Well, go …

2022-11-08: I wish we hadn’t reached a consensus. I would prefer to blame Davies as delusional. Ainsforth …

2022-11-07: The fog surrounding the Signal Station plays tricks. I had already dismissed the double blue flames, …

2022-11-06: I woke up at 1 a.m. thinking it was Monday and got to enjoy the realization that it was Sunday. Then …

2022-11-06: The sail approaches, miles away, though visible through the fog. I have not mentioned the fog. It …

2022-11-05: Davies (it’s always Davies) says that there is a country of origin stamped in blue ink on the …

2022-11-04: The only airdrop we’ve had to the Signal Station in the past 60 days was comprised of 37 …

2022-11-03: The sail approached. Davies said we should signal it. He jumped to the beacon before I could stop …

2022-11-02: “Please don’t cry in the chocolate.” — “The Great British Baking …

2022-11-02: The circumflex window of the Signal Station was a more prominent feature than the beacon itself. …

2022-11-01: The figure in the vestibule of the Signal Station is unrecognizable. The verdigris has grown thick. …

2022-11-01: The Signal Station

2022-10-31: Prince: Farewell, Allhallown summer. — Henry IV, Part I Happy Allhallown Eve. 🎃

2022-10-27: Beethoven would be totally into air guitar. Not sure about Mozart.

2022-10-22: “He started writing The Star Lummox [The Star Beast] on August 26…. He was able, even …

2022-10-21: “Heinlein was able to start Starman Jones on February 2, 1953, and finish up on February 28, …

2022-10-21: I don’t own a laptop, but I assume the Micro.blog sticker doesn’t mind sharing a …

2022-10-21: “Just a hippie gypsy.” — The Who. And the self-description on my résumé.

2022-10-16: The lawyers to The Signal Station travel in their own railcar.

2022-10-15: “So Athena vowed and under her feet fastened the supple sandals, ever-glowing gold, that wing …

2022-10-14: NaNoWriMo Would Be Peanuts to Heinlein When I read Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue With His Century, Volume 2 by William H. Patterson a few …

2022-10-12: Prince: Farewell, latter spring. Farewell, Allhallown summer. — Henry IV, Part I

2022-10-11: Falstaff: ‘Sblood, I am as melancholy as a gib cat or a lugged bear. … Prince: What …

2022-10-09: In the mall parking lot, though it’s cloudy, you can catch someone’s shadow in a puddle …

2022-10-08: Cold morning and grey in the mall parking lot. Others are there, sitting in their trucks or …

2022-10-08: Heinlein wrote from “can” to “can’t” each day. There was no try.

2022-10-07: Butterflies Are Free. 1972. Goldie Hawn and Edward Albert. Rating: Many popcorns. 🍿 🎟

2022-10-06: Truly, living in a library, a museum or a mall would be bliss for me.

2022-10-06: Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore will be renovated to include apartments. I want to live there. …

2022-10-05: Have been watching so much “Great British Baking Show” I now say “maths” …

2022-10-05: I can jump out of the cupboard to surprise Aristotle but then I would still have to come up with a …

2022-10-05: “All birds are dinosaurs,” Dr. Holtz always said in his Balticon presentations. I …

2022-10-04: In the mall there’s a wooden sculpture of the word “Wish” with a handle in its …

2022-10-03: Tinnitus from the sirens because you chose to walk and their volume is set for people in cars with …

2022-10-02: Moby-Dick as first and still modern novel, with Gibsonian superspecificity and the minute detail of …

2022-10-02: In a Philip K. Dickian scenario we could all become Stilpo.

2022-10-02: But what if Stilpo turns out to be Big Brother? One must first find out who Stilpo is in order to be …

2022-10-02: 🎼 And do you think you’ve made the right decision this time?” — The Smiths

2022-10-01: I’m with Stilpo too, Zeno.

2022-10-01: It’s like something out of Philip K. Dick: the overarching personality that everyone is …

2022-09-30: I’m With Stilpo: The Musical

2022-09-30: “If you lay violent hands on me, you’ll have my body, but my mind will remain with …

2022-09-23: “Night’s candles are burnt out, and jocund day stands tiptoe on the misty mountain …

2022-09-22: “How bloodily the sun begins to peer above yon bulky hill. The day looks pale at his …

2022-09-20: “What, Hal, how now, mad wag?” — Henry IV, Part I

2022-09-18: Finished reading: Service of All the Dead by Colin Dexter 📚 Probably not going to continue with …

2022-09-16: The telegraphickers at The Signal Station sometimes tap out their codes in metal.

2022-09-14: I earned two demerits on my nerd card yesterday. I forgot it was “Space: 1999” day until someone …

2022-09-13: “I’m shocked – shocked to find that gambling is going on in here.” …

2022-09-13: Learned: When using the Dataview plugin in Obsidian, do not use a field name that begins with …

2022-09-12: “You were just let down by time.” — “The Great British Baking Show”

2022-09-06: Falstaff: Why, there is it: come sing me a bawdy song; make me merry. I was as virtuously given as a …

2022-09-06: I wish some Elizabethan terms found in Shakespeare were still around. I’d find it useful to …

2022-09-04: It’s heartening to hear newscasters call Artemis “NASA’s moon rocket.” 🚀

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2022-08-31: Finished reading: Inspector Morse: The First Three Novels by Colin Dexter 📚

2022-08-11: Retro 51 Maryland flag pen from Penquisition, with matching pen sleeve by Rickshaw Bags.

2022-07-31: Also serving Magritte Green Apples and Pollock Spaghetti.

2022-07-31: Saw a sign for Saval Deli and it made me think of Salvador Dali. Now I want to open a shop called …

2022-07-30: Finished reading: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir 📚

2022-07-28: “And soon I shall have understanding of video cassette recorders and car telephones. And when …

2022-07-28: In memory. Actor David Warner, 1941 – 2022.

2022-07-14: ”… and dozens of others who made art from history’s trash and yoked together …

2022-04-28: Signal Station Waiting Room

2022-04-10: Currently reading: The Edge of the World: A Cultural History of the North Sea and the Transformation …

2022-04-10: “We taught you, because you already knew.” — Master Kan, “Kung Fu”

2022-04-07: Finished reading: One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear …

2022-02-21: Signal Station Pressure Mount

2022-02-04: “That which you do not know, the doing will quickly teach you.” — Master Po, …

2022-02-01: Advice from The Signal Station

2022-01-25: Signal Station Main Dispatch

2022-01-05: Signal Station Telegraphicker

2021-12-05: Finished listening to: The Last Leonardo: The Secret Lives of the World’s Most Expensive …

2021-12-03: Hemingway said, “… stop while you are going good.” I understand this. Thelonius …

2021-12-02: New boxes from Musgrave Pencil. These pencils used to be packaged in plastic bags. ✏ Shiny.

2021-11-27: Local store low on spices. Whatever happened to “the spice must flow”?

2021-11-24: Radio Free Signal Station

2021-11-18: “Fear is the enemy…. Do what must be done with a docile heart.” – Master …

2021-11-10: “Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with …

2021-10-30: 📷 October Photo Challenge Day 30: Red

2021-10-29: Discovered while trying to find screenshot of planet Meta signal: Big Finish is now making audio …

2021-10-29: In the premiere episode of “Space: 1999” (1974), a probe has been sent to the rogue …

2021-10-29: “There are no lines in the real world, so don’t paint them.” — Leonardo da Vinci

2021-10-28: 📷 October Photo Challenge Day 28: Underneath

2021-10-27: 📷 October Photo Challenge Day 27: Chaos. Perhaps more chaos theory.

2021-10-27: Finished reading: Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation by Elaine …

2021-10-26: Poe Country

2021-10-25: 📷 October Photo Challenge Day 25: Gravity. The Moon’s gravity is one-sixth that of Earth.

2021-10-25: Ephemerama A prolonged display or exhibition of things that last only a short time.

2021-10-24: Richard II

The Lionheart and the Peach

2021-10-24: 📷 October Photo Challenge Day 24: Connection. There are many connections behind the engine of a …

2021-10-23: Signal Station Identification

2021-10-21: 📷 October Photo Challenge Day 21: Space. Space swag gathered at the Apollo 50th Festival celebrating …

2021-10-21: I liked coming across this video interview with Roald Dahl from the 1980s. I’d read that he …

2021-10-20: 📷 October Photo Challenge Day 20: Sports. One can always hope for another. 🏈 🟪

2021-10-18: Notes From the Shadows

Jaclyn Smith could have been in “Dark Shadows”?

2021-10-17: First day it’s felt like fall.

2021-10-17: 📷 October Photo Challenge Day 17: Compass. One of some notebooks I’ve made for myself. Meant …

2021-10-16: 📷 October Photo Challenge Day 16: Rotation

2021-10-13: Finished listening to: A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain by Marc …

2021-10-12: 📷 October Photo Challenge Day 12: Legend

2021-10-12: “Don’t break the chain!” – Jerry Seinfeld, on writing every day 📝

2021-10-11: 📷 October Photo Challenge Day 11: Hygge. “Dinner over, we produced a bundle of pens, a …

2021-10-10: 📷 October Photo Challenge Day 10: Bridges. Still unpainted, a bridge I made with plaster bricks cast …

2021-10-06: "You don't seem to be worrying too much about what will happen." "If I worry, will the future …

2021-10-05: 📷 October Photo Challenge Day 5: Toy. Once we’re past a certain age, we’re made to call them …

2021-10-03: 📷 October Photo Challenge Day 3: Majority

2021-10-02: 📷 October Photo Challenge Day 2: Dark

2021-10-02: Currently listening to: On the Nature of Things by Lucretius. Read by Hugh Ross. 🎧 📚 (Audible) Ross, …

2021-10-01: “A shock of hair.” “A mop of hair.” Avoid cliché, which in itself is a …

2021-09-26: Oh, my … Ravens! 🏈 🟪 Longest field goal in NFL history.

2021-09-26: Finished listening to: Cannery Row (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) by John Steinbeck. Read by Jerry …

2021-09-23: All the times I should have used the I Ching.

2021-09-23: Currently re-reading after several decades but stuck halfway through: Logan’s Run: Vintage …

2021-09-23: Finished reading: In Plain Sight: An investigation into UFOs and impossible science by Ross …

2021-09-20: Watched Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. 🎟 🍿 When Sean Connery and Denholm Elliot’s …

2021-09-19: Currently listening to: A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain by Marc …

2021-09-18: The Signal Station (Taken 2012)

2021-09-10: Finished listening to: Princes of the Renaissance: The Hidden Power Behind an Artistic Revolution by …

2021-09-06: Use a pencil, he said. Use a pencil. I am, sir. I am. And Beethoven used carpenters’ pencils, …

2021-09-06: Finished listening to: The Fall of Carthage (Cassell Military Paperbacks) by Adrian Goldsworthy. …

2021-09-05:

2021-09-01: Watched Juggernaut for the zillionth time. A classic thriller and not as recognized as it should be. …

2021-08-29: Finished listening to: Macbeth. 🎧 📚 A good production. Hugh Ross as Macbeth was very good. And heard …

2021-08-26:

2021-08-26: Barnabas offering a glass of Amontillado to Peter in the old house is a nice touch. (Rewatching some …

2021-08-25:

2021-08-22: Do as much in camera as you can. It will save time later in the darkroom. 📝

2021-08-20: Currently listening to: Princes of the Renaissance: The Hidden Power Behind an Artistic Revolution …

2021-08-19: More than pleased to discover that the e-book ISBN for Logan’s Run contains the numbers …

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2021-08-13: “It’s really important to keep in mind who you are now because people are always …

2021-08-12: “The demands on a Vulcan’s character are extraordinarily difficult. Do not mistake …

2021-08-11: Recently listened to this fantastic performance of Beowulf by Julian Glover. He even breaks out into …

2021-08-09: Musgrave Pencil Co. order. ✏️

2021-08-04: J.M.W. Turner, “Sunrise With Sea Monsters” (unfinished, ca. 1845)